[Wine] Darwine: Running an SDL game

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 23 13:22:40 CDT 2009

motorollin <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote on April 23rd:
>Ok, running from the command line from the directory in which the application is installed gets me further:
>$ cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/BOH/
>$ /Applications/Darwine/Wine.bundle/Contents/bin/wine BOH.exe
>This causes a window to open with the title "SDL_app". The game does run in a window, but doesn't have SDL_app as the window title. The window is completely black, the keyboard has no effect, and the title music doesn't play. So the game doesn't seem to get further than opening its window.
>The game does run under Wine in Ubuntu, so I'm really confused about what's going on!
Again, and again...OpenGL is BROKEN on any Mac.  This means that MOST games that rely on OpenGL 1.3 functions will not run.  If you start this game in a terminal window, like you did, you should see a line about broken OpenGL functionality.

You have three courses of action:
1.  Get Crossover Games for Mac ($$$$)
2.  Wait until XQuartz 2.3.3 is released which will ship with fixes and incorporation of OpenGL 1.3 functions (time).
3.  Ping the programs author to create a Mac specific version of the game.  (not likely but possible.)

Your choice at this point.

James McKenzie

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